Can you remember the last time you used color to transform your home? If not, you should pay attention to the powerful effect of using a calming color palette to transform your living space. Surrounding yourself with calming colors is more powerful than you might think. With so much time spent indoors these days, there’s no time like the present to start repainting. Plus, you can involve the kids and make it into your first family project of 2021.
A calming color palette is one of the most effective ways to develop a serene home on a budget. Changing the color of your walls can also be the project that jumpstarts your other home improvement tasks. Not only could repainting be a fun family activity, but the fruits of your labors will have long-lasting positive effects. After all, by making your home into a beloved, colorful sanctuary, you can lower your stress levels and improve your overall well-being. A huge factor that plays into our home’s influence on us is color.
The various colors we see around us consistently affect us psychologically. The grounding, comforting effects of low-saturation shades contrast the feelings of stimulating, high-saturation shades. Whether or not we consciously realize it, it’s all thanks to science-backed color theory. If you’re doubtful that changing the colors of your walls could really influence your mood, you might not understand the phenomenon of the color theory yet.
Here’s a quick rundown of color theory:
All humans subconsciously interpret colors and their inherent psychological meanings similarly. When you pay attention to the different qualities of various color families, you can understand the patterns of color theory and their impact on the brain.
Utilize your knowledge of color theory and give your home a more peaceful feel:
- Blue: Clarifying, refreshing, and soothing.
- Green: Uplifting, balancing, and reassuring.
- Beige/Brown: Warm, nurturing, and grounding.
- Gray: Comforting, peaceful, and reliable.
- Pink: Bright, elevating, and positive.
- Purple: Authentic, spiritual, and regal.
There are different nuances to different shades and some are more soothing than others. Light pinks, blues, greens, and light purples help you feel at ease. Highly saturated reds, oranges, and yellows do the opposite. When you need an energy boost, you’ll gravitate towards certain colors, whereas when you need to chill you’ll gravitate towards others. If you think about it, switching up the colors of your walls from time to time is crucial for any home.
Remember, repainting your walls using the guiding principles of color theory is a simple but powerful project. Just like organizing your home helps you feel refreshed, so does repainting with the best possible color scheme. Below, you’ll find a captivating overview and practical guide by HomeAdvisor on how to choose calming colors for your home. Then, you can start selecting furniture, home accents, and plants that complement your new zen vibe and updated color palette. There are seemingly endless options. In the meantime, enjoy the visual guide below!